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Sindh govt eyes Chinese help to revive Karachi Circular Railway

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday sought the assistance of Chinese authorities in the revival of the Karachi Circular Railways and other mega projects.

The chief minister, while speaking to to Chinese Consul General Mr Wang Yu, said that projects such as the Karachi Circular Railways, Dhabeji Economic Zone and Keti Bandar left at the conclusion of last tenure as chief minister were being continued.

CM Sindh said that the KCR project was most important for Karachi. “It was included in the CPEC and then delayed due to some reasons but now time has come to take it up once again,” he said.

He added the project of Keti Bandar and Dhabeji Economic Zone were also among his priorities.

He told the consul general that land has been allocated for the special economic zone at Dhabeji and funds have been allocated for the infrastructure development.

The consul general said that the Chinese authorities were keen to complete CPEC projects and would fulfill all commitments made with the previous government in Pakistan.

He also showed interest in some non-CPEC projects such as installation of desalination plant, construction treatment plants and development of sewerage system.

The consul general also said that the Chinese authorities were also interested in working with Sindh government in canal lining.

CM directed Principal Secretary Sohail Rajput to direct Board of Investment and Planning and Development department to coordinate with the Chinese consulate and initiate work on the proposed projects.

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